#LightItUpBlue For Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness was in April. During April, we here at Elmy’s Special Services took the time to increase the global understanding and raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism directly affects 1 in 68 children including 1 in 42 boys. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.
ESS proudly supports individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our primary goal is to educate, serve, and support individuals who are diagnosed with developmental or emotional disabilities. For this reason, we joined forces this year with the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to spotlight autism through an online campaign featuring an interactive “spotlight” and a downloadable poster that anyone can print and display in their home or business.
Help us raise Autism awareness everyday and join us in the international “Light it up Blue” campaign to raise awareness on social media by including the #LightItUpBlue and #NYSOPWDD tags in your posts!
OPWDD Online Campaign: https://on.ny.gov/2OE0kU0